Kent State Stark Proud Host of the 2021 Stark County Heart Walk
Kent State University at Stark is honored to host the 2021 Stark County Heart Walk on the campus Saturday, Sept. 18. At this time, the Stark Campus is hopeful the event will be in-person, but regardless of status, the Stark Heart Walk will certainly meet its No. 1 goal: Raising awareness of heart disease.
Dean Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., has been named to the Stark Heart Walk’s Executive Leadership Team. She said being a part of this year’s event is meaningful professionally – and personally.
“By participating in this walk, you may be helping a friend or a colleague, who has an issue now, or may have an issue in the future,” she said. “Others may want to get involved for their own health’s sake. We are all so connected in life, your actions could be saving the life of someone you know and care about.”
Seachrist’s family has battled heart issues for generations. One cousin, Susan, died after a third open heart surgery at the age of 20. And Seachrist’s father, Glen, died from rheumatic heart disease when Seachrist was only 4 years old. Read the dean’s full story.
“There are so many reasons to participate in activities that generate awareness about heart disease and its many causes – whether heart issues run in your family, or not,” Seachrist said. “You may be saving a life.”
As the county’s public university, Kent State Stark provides a quality university education that works to positively impact the region in several ways. Promoting physical activity, health and wellness goes hand-in-hand with moving the community forward.